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counter1 US English

A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers

counter2 US English

Speak or act in opposition to

counter3 US English

The back part of a shoe or boot, enclosing the heel

counter- US English

Denoting opposition, retaliation, or rivalry

rev counter US English

An instrument that measures and displays the rate of revolutions of an engine

bean counter US English

A person, typically an accountant or bureaucrat, perceived as placing excessive emphasis on controlling expenditure and budgets

counter-jumper US English

A shop assistant

Geiger counter US English

A device for measuring radioactivity by detecting and counting ionizing particles

counter-accusation US English

An accusation made in turn by someone against their accuser

counter-attraction US English

A rival attraction

proportional counter US English

An ionization chamber in which the operating voltage is large enough to produce amplification but not so large that the output pulse ceases to be proportional to the initial ionization

scintillation counter US English

A device for detecting and recording scintillations

behind the counter US English

Serving in a store or bank

over the counter US English

By ordinary retail purchase, with no need for a prescription or license

under the counter US English

(With reference to goods bought or sold) surreptitiously and typically illegally

Counter-Reformation US English

The reform of the Church of Rome in the 16th and 17th centuries that was stimulated by the Protestant Reformation

flory counter-flory US English

Decorated with fleurs-de-lis set in alternating directions

over the counter in counter1 US English

By ordinary retail purchase, with no need for a prescription or license

behind the counter in counter1 US English

Serving in a store or bank

under the counter in counter1 US English

(With reference to goods bought or sold) surreptitiously and typically illegally

flory counter-flory in flory US English

Decorated with fleurs-de-lis set in alternating directions

counterblow US English

A blow given in return

counterflow US English

A flow moving in the opposite direction to another

countermark US English

An additional mark placed on something already marked, typically for increased security

countermine US English

An excavation dug to intercept another dug by an enemy

countermove US English

A move or other action made in opposition to another

counterplot US English

A plot intended to thwart another plot

countersign US English

Add a signature to (a document already signed by another person)

counterspy US English

A spy engaged in counterespionage

countertop US English

A flat surface for working on, especially in a kitchen

counteragent US English

An agent or force used to reduce or neutralize something else

counterblast US English

A strongly worded reply to someone else’s views

countercheck US English

A second check for security or accuracy

counterclaim US English

A claim made to rebut a previous claim

countermarch US English

March in the opposite direction or back along the same route

counteroffer US English

An offer made in response to another

counterparty US English

An opposite party in a contract or financial transaction

counterpunch US English

A punch thrown in return for one received

counterstory US English

An alternative or opposing narrative or explanation

countertenor US English

The highest male adult singing voice (sometimes distinguished from the male alto voice by its strong, pure tone)

countertrade US English

International trade by exchange of goods rather than by currency purchase

countervalue US English

An equivalent or equal, especially in military strategy

counterargument US English

An argument or set of reasons put forward to oppose an idea or theory developed in another argument

counterattack US English

An attack made in response to one by an enemy or opponent

counterbalance US English

A weight that balances another weight

countercharge US English

An accusation made in turn by someone against their accuser

counterculture US English

A way of life and set of attitudes opposed to or at variance with the prevailing social norm

countercurrent US English

A current flowing in an opposite direction to another


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